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Topic “Nicaragua”

Nicaragua could bet on a 'journalism of the digital catacombs' in light of current crisis: Sergio Ramírez

While a young Daniel Ortega was fighting the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle in Nicaragua in the late 1970s, media outlets were targeted by censorship laws and journalists had to work in secret. From church pulpits, reporters informed the public about what was happening in the country. Read more »


European delegation calls on Nicaragua to release political prisoners after visiting journalists in prison

For the first time, the director of 100% Noticias, Miguel Mora, and the news director of the same media outlet, Lucía Pineda, sent video messages from prison in which it’s possible to see the precarious conditions of their confinement. Read more »


Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Chamorro goes into exile in Costa Rica as repression of the press grows in his country

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, one of the most important journalists in Nicaragua, and founder and editor of the magazine Confidencial, decided to go into exile in Costa Rica as repression of the independent press grows in his country, as he announced on Jan. 20. Read more »


Widow and daughter of murdered Nicaraguan journalist receive political asylum in the U.S.

The widow and daughter of journalist Ángel Gahona, who was killed last year while covering protests in Nicaragua, Read more »


Nicaraguan newspapers change format due to lack of printing supplies that are stuck in customs

Nicaragua’s oldest newspaper reports it is having to change format due to withholding of ink, paper and other printing supplies by the General Directorate of Customs, according to news agency EFE. Read more »


Riot police surround awards ceremony location as best in Nicaraguan journalism is recognized inside


By Teresa Mioli and Paola Nalvarte

Hours before the start of a ceremony to recognize the best journalism in Nicaragua, riot police -- a constant during protests that have rocked the Central American country since April -- started to surround the ceremony location. Read more »


International journalists condemn growing attacks on press freedom in Nicaragua

From Mexico to the United States, France to Slovenia, Australia to Zambia, 244 international journalists signed a letter addressed to the president of Nicaragua expressing concern about the growing deterioration of press freedom in that cou Read more »


Nicaraguan journalists jailed incommunicado as Ortega government continues targeting of independent media


By Teresa Mioli and Silvia Higuera

 

It has been thirteen days since two independent Nicaraguan journalists were arrested as police entered the TV station where they work and forced it off air. Read more »


IACHR grants precautionary measures to Nicaraguan journalist and director of 100% Noticias

The Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted precautionary measures to journalists from a news outlet that has been targeted by the Nicaraguan government. Read more »


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